At the core of it all, wood is one of the most classic fuel sources for backyard barbecue and grilling. If you live in an area where wood is plentiful, it is often a great solution as a fuel. People may even pay you to haul away wood that you can use in your grill or barbecue.
Some of the most recognized pit masters would never use anything other than firewood or sticks of wood, keeping barbecue pits going seemingly around the clock. Wood is consistent, abundant, and packs lots of flavor. But wood takes constant monitoring to keep the pit at an even temperature.
Wood storage, its availability, and how safe your cooking area will be if you cook with wood should all be taken into consideration if you use this abundant fuel source. Wood should also be seasoned, or allowed to dry for one to two years before using it in your barbecue or smoker.